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Monotonik

Monotonik is an Internet-only music label that _exclusively_ releases electronic music online in the mp3 format - subscribe to our RSS feed to get info on the latest releases.

In their words: All of our releases are freely downloadable and distributable for personal, non-commercial use, and we've been releasing .mp3 and .mod files online since May 1996. We offer mellow and melodic 'idm' electronic music, alongside bleep-inflected retro videogame soundtrack stylings, plus selections of more uptempo breakbeat, drum and bass, and 'nu chill', courtesy DJs, groups, and producers from all over the world. More information about the label is available at our main website, http://www.monotonik.com

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The first sign of a Monotonik return would be Lackluster , aka Distance, purveyor of beautifully serene ambient idm, as signed to DeFocus Records in the UK, with a 12 out already and an album due soon. But Monotonik is still lucky enough to feature some of his work, and this exclusive mp3 delves deeply into classic Lackluster territory, with shuffling percussion, layers and layers of pure sinewaves drifting over the top, and echo after echo symbolising the wind drifting icily over the ships in...
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An mp3 single taken from the limited-edition CD by Lackluster (aka Distance), this track finds him in typically drifting, understated, beautifully pin-sharp ambient form. Chords steal quietly over the top of quietly pulsating drums and weirdly insistent bass, like the slow conquering tides.. perfectly balanced, electronics practically sound natural when they're like this. Compare and contrast to any other mellow ambient idm you like, in the end nobody sounds quite like Lackluster (but, of...
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Courtesy of probably the most renowned artist on Monotonik, Finland's pukka idm maestro Lackluster , late of DeFocus Records, Merck, Rikos, and a host of other labels, we have a rare treat - a full, hour-long live set recorded at Helsinki's M-Bar in July 2003. There, using a laptop running the great Ableton Live software, Esa 'Lackluster' Ruoho mashed up classic Monotonik tracks, remixes, and on-the-spot jams into a cohesive whole - highlights include a gorgeous unreleased track, the...
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This was originally the first ever CD release on Monotonik, back in 1999, and was a limited-edition CDR from Lackluster, aka Distance, the Finnish ambient/idm maverick and proud Monotonik artist. The disc was limited to 100 individually numbered copies. The tracks themselves offer 12 tracks of gorgeous idm goodness, some previously released online, but now all gathered together on CD for the first time, and with a number of exclusive tracks. You can find out more about Lackluster via his...
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Monotonik is _very_ proud to present an exclusive 6-track EP from Finland's Lackluster, aka Esa Ruoho, an artist we've been releasing (as Distance) since way back when we were putting out .MODs, and have seen go from the limited-edition "CDR#2" on Monotonik (our only physical release ever) to critical acclaim through his 12" and album releases on the UK's DeFocus Records, and more recent vinyl and CDs put out through Rikos, Merck, and U-Cover, to name but a few. "One-Offs...
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We continue proceedings with this mp3 from Distance, aka Lackluster , our Finnish amigo and master of the understated ambient techno mood. This particular track drifts and phases its way around in a most attractive way.. so, just chill out, put your feet up and check out this most glacial of grooves. Yet again Monotonik tends towards the Pete Namlook/ FAX stylings we admire so much.
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